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Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Help us to help Newham, volunteer now!

[email protected] or call 020 3770 4444 to help support vulnerable groups

We are here to support Voluntary Sector Partners

If you need guidance or support, email Phil or Hafsa at [email protected]

Businesses can you help, or do you need help?

If you can help with the relief effort, or if you need support contact Newham Business Desk for information, advice & guidance on 020 3373 7373 or [email protected]

Covid-19 Information and Advice

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You will find links to all of the current government and NHS information, along with help, advice and guidance for residents and business as it becomes available. This information is being updated all the time so keep checking back.

Stay at home as much as possible

• Ignoring government and NHS advice puts you and others at serious risk

• Only leave your home when you need to buy food, go to the pharmacy or exercise

• If you must go out, please practise social distancing and keep at least 2 metres apart from others

• Keep in touch with friends and family by phone, text, video calls and social media

• Shop responsibly; please only buy what you need

• If you are self-isolating, ask a friend or neighbour to leave shopping outside your house if you need help


• If you have symptoms and are self-isolating and feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your conditions get worse; or you do not get better after 7 days, please use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service:

• Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

• If you need help, contact your family, friends and neighbours via phone or online platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook

Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media. There are also



Newham charities Bonny Downs Community Association (BDCA), The Magpie Project, The Renewal Programme, West Silvertown Foundation and Alternatives Trust East London have announced a partnership to help vulnerable neighbors in need during the coronavirus crisis.

All five charities work with disadvantaged groups across the borough, including the homeless, the elderly, mothers, children, migrants, refugees, and pregnant women

Each has a different specific function within the community, but they have all joined forces as the coronavirus crisis grips London.

As a group the charities have set up five donation hubs where residents can donate urgently needed items.

Requested items include tinned foods, jars of pasta sauce and jam, dried foods (pasta, biscuits and coffee), large-size nappies, sanitary towels, soap, bleach, Milton tablets, washing-up liquid, washing powder and toothpaste.

Relief packs will be made up from these items and distributed to members of the groups outlined above.


The drop-off times for each hub are as follows:

*The Well Community Centre in East Ham on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm

*The Forest Lane lodge in Forest Gate on Mondays and Wednesdays 10am – 2pm;

*The Renewal Programme in Manor Park on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 2pm;

*The Britannia village hall in West Silvertown on Mondays and Thursdays 11am – 3pm;

*The Alternatives Trust East London in Plaistow on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 3pm.


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